Order of Numbers

The Order of Numbers is an order dedicated to the study of mathematics and geometry. It was founded in the Walled City Tiham and has grown to become a crucial asset of the city. Their influence is so strong that they are virtually untouchable.
 

The Order

The Order of Numbers has grown into the most prestigious order of mathematicians in the world. Throughout history they have made groundbreaking discoveries which helped their colleagues in other parts of the world. To become a member of the order the brightest minds move to Tiham to live their lives there. Only the best are accepted in the order. They spend much of their time debating, studying and discovering. Members of the Order are treated with the greatest respect. Some order members have made it into the city council. Others have high ranked family members in the city guard or in the justice system. Order members accused of a crime rarely get arrested, and if they do they don't make it into the courtroom.
 

Code

The Order of Numbers adheres very strictly to their system of rules. A violation of these rules can mean expulsion.
 
  1. Live for the numbers.
  2. Treat your fellow order members with respect.
  3. Treat you fellow citizens with respect.
  4. Do not cause physical harm to others.
  5. The Orders secrets should remain secret.
Founding Date
1052
Type
Social, Brotherhood / Sisterhood
Alternative Names
Order of the Tower
Location
Controlled Territories

Headquarters

The Order of Numbers controls the Ageless Tower of Tiham. It is and has been their headquarters for more than two-thousand years. With the Tower they hold all ancient and new knowledge in their hands. No one can access these manuscripts and books without permission from the Order. Because they are so well known and respected in Tiham and around the world no one ever questions the orders monopoly over these invaluable documents.



Comments

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16 Jul, 2020 18:04

As a fan of scientific method and maths, this Order appeals to me - feels like an element of a meritocracy. But, of course, corruption can lurk anywhere. This piece shows that tension really well. :)

Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
16 Jul, 2020 18:25

I'm glad you like the Order. :) Thank you!

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
16 Jul, 2020 18:11

Never would have considered something like this. An order of...mathematicians. *Shudders* I don't like maths... >< Nice take on this prompt! It's different. I don't know why, but the first rule seems slightly ominous...as does the last one. :o That's probably just me. xp

Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
16 Jul, 2020 18:26

Thank you. I did want to leave some room to possibly do some interesting stuff with this Order in case I would want to. :)

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
16 Jul, 2020 18:59

Live for the numbers! I love it :)

Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
16 Jul, 2020 20:34

Thank you. :)

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
18 Jul, 2020 22:30

You're telling me this Order is all about numbers, but there is a part of me that doesn't quite believe you. O_O"   Really interesting take on this prompt. I love that it's an order of academics. As an academic at heart, this pleases me. :)

Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
19 Jul, 2020 05:33

Thank you. This article certainly needs a ton of work. I got some very good ideas yesterday during WDMichael's stream. So I am looking forward to add those to the article. First I need to finish Summer Camp though.

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
19 Jul, 2020 05:35

By the way, your first sentence of this comment gave me another idea. :D

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
19 Jul, 2020 10:12

Yay! :D

25 Jul, 2020 00:22

Can I join?

Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
25 Jul, 2020 06:21

I'll send you the application form. ;) Thanks for the comment. :)

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.